First of all, I want to say that I am new to Renoise (and Trackers in general), but I LOVE the format. Trackers rule. I am a guitarist who got sick of guitars and started dabling with electronic music. A friend gave me a cracked copy of Ableton Live, which I liked, but didn’t get into right away. I found Famitracker a few months ago and relly liked making 8bit stuff. One day I was talking to the friend who gave me Ableton, and said that I wished there was a “non-8bit” tracker. He told me that a Junglist he admires (Illicit) uses Renoise and nothing else. I downloaded the demo and fell in love. Now 4 weeks later I am a registered user. I mean for 80 lousy bucks, how could I not buy it?
So I have scanned the forums and not found an answer to this, so here it is… Say I am making a song that is 180bpm and I have a drum loop that I want to use which is at 140bpm. In Ableton, there is the handy warp feature or you can time stretch the waveform until it fits in the measure. I know I can transpose a sample in the sample editor in Renoise, but how do I tell when it is stretched precisely the right amount since I can’t see its start and finish in relation to the song/measure.
Was that clear? I am not sure if that is the best way to word my question? Anyone know what I’m saying?
Thanks Jenoki! I really appreciate the help. I know I could have probably found that one in the manual if I wasn’t so lazy. This is one of the reasons I bought Renoise. The online community is very welcoming, helpful, friendly, knowledgeable, etc.
Wow. F**K Ableton!
Not being able to precisely sync samples was my only real gripe with Renoise. Now I have to say it is damn near perfect. I can not believe this program is so powerful and yet costs so little. I thought it was well worth the cost when I bought it, but the more I use it the better it gets. Now they dropped the 2.7 beta and I am just in awe. Amazing work dev team. You guys are the absolute shizz. If you were food, you’d be straight up bacon.
I recommend to experiment a bit to get the best results. In case of drum loops I find it’s often best to use the pitch shift function rather than to time stretch it. It seems to preserve the dynamics and the transients somewhat better.
I just got on board the Renoise train a little while ago, and all I can say is, where has it been all my life? I come from a tracker background and I could never really get into producing as much as I did with trackers. Not with Cubase, not with Reason, not with Ableton. Nothing. Now I gave Renoise a try and it’s damn near perfect. I can still use Reason and all my refills that I bought if I rewire to Renoise, easy as pie. I can send automation data from Renoise to Reason and use Renoises lovely pattern automation functions. It’s brilliant. Loving it. And what you said, it’s so damn cheap, it’s a crime.
(instead of typing the 09xx commands, type 0900 on the first line, 09FF on the last line, select that effect column from first to last line, press Ctrl+i (windows), or right-click > Selection > Interpolate)
result won’t be as nice, but at least now you know a new trick.